Mad Men behind the scenes by James Michin III.
idrewfirst: “…This strange, warmhearted, funny and loyal Englishman who never quite seemed to fit in and probably even as a schoolboy was an outsider. I pictured him as a younger man, older and sadder than his friends, radiating that certain aura of melancholy he always gave off at SCDP.”
Television shows, closely followed by life events are taking a huge toll on my emotions this week because feelings. Ok then.
Excuse me while I take a moment to compose myself after sobbing uncontrollably to the latest Mad Men episode.
“These three women function within the show as stand-ins, representatives of female archetypes the ‘60s would make (in)famous—the housewife, the career girl, and the one caught in the middle, uneasy in her reconciliation of what she really wants (the career) and what she believes she should want (the husband). Betty Draper, Peggy Olson, and Joan Harris (née Holloway) are the embodiments of “uneasy parodies”[ii] of Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique and Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl, both works that epitomize and capture the essence of second wave feminism.”
Well this is interesting.
This shot reminded me of this ad for the DVD of Melancholia that I can’t find a photo of. But it’s in this months Frankie on the last page.
Mad Men winning again.
“Fun loving girl. Responsible, sometimes. Likes to laugh, lives to love, seeks size six for city living and general galavanting. No dull moments or dull men tolerated.”
How fun are personal ads, am I right?
Also I totally want to live with Joan. Except not in that secretly in love with her way that her old housemate from season one did.
In between having confusing feelings about how badly I want these, I am feeling somewhat outraged by the body of the Joan doll. Actual WTF? Aren’t Joan’s boobs a major factor in the whole show? Fix those measurements up, Mattel.
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a recap. I recommend this blog (and probably his updated blog which you can redirect to) if you are like me and do things like sit on Tumblr or leave the room when you are watching a television show. I love it when people find symbolism, pop culture references and muse on hidden meanings in TV shows that I cannot be bothered to sort out myself. My attention span is short and I tend to miss a lot of the stuff that makes a show- like Mad Men, which I’m totally digging - great. Bloggers see all and that is why me and the internet are soul mates 4ever and ever.
Kathleen. In Transit.
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.